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SOCIAL MEDIA AND PERSONAL INJURY: A DANGEROUS COMBINATION

SOCIAL MEDIA AND PERSONAL INJURY: A DANGEROUS COMBINATION

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram…the list seems endless. We live, breathe, and eat in our cyber spaces; posting photos, catching up with friends, and just straight up perusing. It all seems innocent, until you find yourself in a personal injury lawsuit. You read that right; social media use can be detrimental to a personal injury claim.

Say for example you’ve been hit by a car. You’re supposed to be in bed resting and recovering from your injuries, but you decide to grab a quick coffee with a friend to lift your spirits. Your friend updates her Facebook status and tags you in it. To you, this may seem like nothing. However, to an insurance company, this is evidence that your injuries were not as severe as you stated. So how can you avoid having your injuries minimized?

  1. Don’t post details about your injuries, the accident, and/or your recovery on social media.
  2. Ask your family and friends to avoid posting anything about you or your situation.
  3. Increase your privacy settings online to help limit access by insurance companies.

If you have suffered from an accident and have questions about how to move forward, contact Rech Law, P.C. to get the help you deserve.

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